Photographer's Note

Luciano wrote that he was bored with the Notre Dame pictures. So I return to Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular attractions, and it's is little wonder as to why. The beautiful milky-blue water is unlike anything else found on earth, and makes a stark contrast to the surrounding black lava field and its creeping grey moss. It sits at 39° year-round, making it the perfect temperature for bathing. Aided by world-known media outlets—such as the National Geographic that named it one of the top 25 Wonders of the World, and Condé Nast Traveller awarding it one of the top 10 spas in the world—the Blue Lagoon is now internationally famous and on the top of many bucket-lists around the world.In fact, the Blue Lagoon has now become so popular that in order to get there you will need to book your entry days or even weeks in advance.The Blue Lagoon history dates back to 1976 when it formed next to the geothermal power plant, Svartsengi. Contrary to many people's belief, the lagoon is not a natural hot spring but a pool created by a man-made structure. It is, in fact, waste-water from the power plant, that is drilling for steam and hot water.

Worry not, however; the water is completely clean and does not contain any chemicals, only natural minerals that have proven to be very good for people's skin. Since the water is continually streaming into the lagoon, all the water is renewed in 48 hours, making sure it stays clean.


It sounds inviting but there is one unpleasant thing; the tickets are very expensive - 85 euros. I found it too much and instead, I bathed for free in the hot river. It was possible just to see the part of the lagoon (not the spa), the milky water looks really unusual.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11568 W: 123 N: 29421] (138698)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-02-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: 1/28 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-04-19 14:06
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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11568 W: 123 N: 29421] (138698)
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